16 KZN school kids stung by bees, 2 critical

2017-01-18 20:09
(File, Heribert Proepper, AP)

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Durban – Sixteen children were stung by bees on Wednesday afternoon at a school in Umkomaas on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, local paramedics said.

KZN emergency medical services spokesperson Robert McKenzie said paramedics were called to the school at around 14:30 and when they arrived found that many children had been stung by bees.

“We saw 16 patients at the school and transported 12 to hospital. Two of them were in a serious condition and the remaining 10 had minor injuries and were in a stable condition," said McKenzie.   

The children were aged between eight and 15 years old.

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